by Ruth Ancilleri
32cm x 27cm
This artwork is inspired by local indigenous plants and other tropical species which are found on the island of Comoros; an island that the artist visited a few years ago. All the pieces are named after women who the artist met while visiting the island. The artist uses innovative elements and practices through contemporary botanical drawings, which create a dialogue between the past, present and future. Her method involves traditional as well as digital processes. She uses a system where pencil drawings are transferred digitally onto several transparent layers and later merged as one artwork. This method enables her to communicate the physical and spiritual physiology of the chosen plants in an individual approach. The resulting images are imbued with sensual and feminine qualities which in turn are also a reflection of Ruth’s own identity, both as an artist as well as an individual. This production method makes it possible for every piece to be one of a kind.